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" ... knows not what, and springeth up one can hardly tell how. Its ways are unaccountable and inexplicable, being answerable to the numberless rovings of fancy and windings of language. It is, in short, a manner of speaking out of the simple and plain... "
The Cyclopædia of Wit and Humor: Containing Choice and Characteristic ... - viii. oldal
szerző: William Evans Burton - 1859
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Memoirs of the Life of John Philip Kemble, Esq: Including a ..., 1. kötet

James Boaden - 1825 - 607 oldal
...inexplicable, being "answerable to the numberless rovings of fancy and wind " ings of language. — It raiseth admiration as signifying a " nimble sagacity of apprehension, a special felicity of inven" tion, a vivacity of spirit, and reach of wit more than vul" gar : it procureth delight by gratifying...

The Percy Anecdotes: Original and Select [by] Sholto and Reuben ..., 16. kötet

1826
...unaccountable and inexplicable, being answerable to the numberless rovings of fancy, and windings of language. It raiseth admiration, as signifying a nimble sagacity...vivacity of spirit, and reach of wit more than vulgar; it seemeth to argue a rare quickness of parts, that one can fetch in remote conceits applicable; a notable...

The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ...

James Boswell - 1827 - 580 oldal
...another pretty long interval, during which Dr. Johnson amil did not meet. When I mentioned it ness d of Mrs. Williams, Mrs. Desmoulins, Mr. Levett, Mr....[Mr. Macbean,] and Mrs. Hall, sister of the Reverend ralseth admiration, as signifying a nimble sagacity of apprehension, a special felicity of invention,...

The life of Samuel Johnson ... including A journal of his tour to ..., 8. kötet

James Boswell - 1835
...things by), which, by a pretty surprising uncouthncss in conceit or expression, doth affect and amute the fancy, stirring in it some wonder, and breeding...vivacity of spirit, and reach of wit more than vulgar; it teeming to argue a rare quickness of parts, that one can fetch in remote conceiU applicable ; a notable...

The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Including a Journal of a Tour to the ...

James Boswell - 1835
...as reason teacheth and proveth things by), which, by a pretty Surprising uncouthneas in conceit of expression, doth affect and amuse the fancy, stirring...delight thereto. It raiseth admiration, as signifying a nirnble sagacity of apprehension, a special felicity of invention, a vivacity of spirit, and reach...

The Antidote; Or, Revelation Defended and Infidelity Repulsed; in a Course ...

George Coles - 1836 - 395 oldal
...unaccountable and inexplicable, being answerable to the numberless rovings of fancy and turns of language. It raiseth admiration, as signifying a nimble sagacity...of spirit, and reach of wit more than vulgar ; it seemeth to argue a rare quickness of parts — a notable skill that can dexterously accommodate itself...

Selections from the Works of Taylor, Latimer, Hall, Milton, Barrow, South ...

Basil Montagu - 1839 - 350 oldal
...a manner of speaking out of the simple and plain way (such as reason teacheth and proveth thing•s by), which by a pretty surprising uncouthness in conceit...it some wonder, and breeding some delight thereto.* * Sera. xiv. Against Foolish Talking and Jesting. Is not all laughter the sign of a sudden agreeable...

The Life of Samuel Johnson, L.L. D.: Including A Journal of a Tour ..., 2. kötet

James Boswell - 1843
...as reason teacheth and proveth things by), which, by a pretty surprising uncouthness in conceit of expression, doth affect and amuse the fancy, stirring...some wonder, and breeding some delight thereto. It raiaeth admiration, as signifying a nimble sagacity of apprehension, a special felicity of invention,...

The Living Age, 15. kötet

1847
...effects of comparison and epigram, as we have denned them, to the exclusion of the ludicrous : — , "It raiseth admiration, as signifying a nimble sagacity...vivacity of spirit ; and reach of Wit more than vulgar. Whence, in Aristotle, such persons are termed tmitítoi, dexterous men, and svrgoTioi, men of facile...

The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science ..., 1. kötet;64. kötet

1865
...which by a pretty surprising uncouthness or conceit of cxpres* Sermon xiv. sion doth affect and amnse the fancy, stirring in it some wonder and breeding some delight thereto." Barrow must be allowed to be an excellent judge of wit ; if there is any one on whose opinion we should...




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